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Gender: M Meaning of Lucius: "light" Origin of Lucius: Latin

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Lucius is an exotic old Roman clan name that has lots of religious and literary resonance, yet is still vital today. It was the name of three popes, appears in several Shakespeare plays, and, like all the names beginning with 'luc' relates to the Latin word for light.It was one of a limited number of forenames used in ancient Rome.

In the Bible, Lucius is the name of three people; Shakespeare used it for the son of Titus in Titus Andronicus, a young servant of Brutus in Julius Caesar, a lord in Timon of Athens and a Roman general in Cymbeline.

Other fictional bearers of the name can be found in Le Morte d'Arthur, The Golden Ass, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Faulkner's The Reivers, Batman, Talladega Nights, and The Incredibles. Lucius Malfoy, the father of Draco, is a Harry Potter villain, and other Luciuses have been portrayed on screen by Morgan Freeman, Joaquin Phoenix and Luke Wilson.

Real life namesakes include renowned World War II General Lucius B. Clay, and writer, photographer and bon vivant Lucius Beebe.

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Famous People Named Lucius

Lucius Licinius Lucullus - famous Senator of the Roman Republic, closely connected to Sulla
Lucius Septimus Bassianua, Roman Emperor known as Caracalla
Lucius Aurelius Commodus, Roman Emperor
Lucius Verus, Roman Emperor

Pop Culture References for the Name Lucius

Lucius Malfoy - character from the Harry Potter series
Lucius Fox, a character from Batman
Lucius Hunt- Joaquin Phoenix's character in The Village

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Lucius's International Variations

Lucien (French) Luca, Lucio (Spanish)